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Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 16, 2018
This frame grab from police body cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department shows authorities trying to apprehend a suspect, center, who appeared to be armed, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Chicago. The suspect was fatally shot by police…
Man accused of killing officer, bystander to be arraigned | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 16, 2018
This Dec. 10, 2012 photo shows Weymouth Police Officer Michael C. Chesna in Weymouth, Mass. Chesna died Sunday, July 15, 2018, from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer's gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a…
Daily Local | July 16, 2018
Human beings really do have an amazing capacity to rise to the occasion, don't they?To put the daring rescue of the 12 boys and their soccer coach from a cave in Thailand into perspective, consider what columnist Suzanne Moore wrote in the British newspaper The Guardian:"To be trapped underground as...
Philly Tribune | July 16, 2018
MORRO BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a couple on a camping trip came upon a missing Oregon woman who survived nearly a week after her car went over a cliff in coastal California.
Italia: Francia y Malta se ofrecen a recibir inmigrantes | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 15, 2018
El barco Diciotti, de la Guardia Costera de Italia, con 67 inmigrantes a bordo rescatados hace cuatro días por la fragata Vos Thalasa, ingresa al puerto siciliano de Trapani, en el sur de Italia, el jueves 12 de julio de…
Israel intercambia fuego con Hamas en Gaza | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 15, 2018
Humo inunda un lugar tras un ataque aéreo israelí contra un edificio gubernamental en la ciudad palestina de Gaza, el sábado 14 de julio de 2018. (AP Foto/Khalil Hamra)
Primer ministro haitiano renuncia tras disturbios | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 15, 2018
En esta imagen del 21 de marzo de 2017, el primer ministro de Haití, el doctor Jack Guy Lafontant, durante su ceremonia de confirmación en el Palacio Nacional de Puerto Príncipe, Haití. (AP Foto/Dieu Nalio Chery, Archivo)
Mississippi honors Marine plane crash victims with memorial | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 15, 2018
A Marine plays "Taps," as fellow Marines prepare to position wreaths on the monument honoring the 15 Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman, who died in a 2017 plane crash near Mississippi Valley State University during ceremonies in Itta Bena,…
Morning Briefing: Taylor Swift helps with engagement; Phillies still mulling big trade | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 15, 2018
Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.WEATHERThere may be a stray thunderstorm around today, but, otherwise, it's a pretty much copy of Saturday. Expect the high to hit about 86 degrees.CLICK HERE to find your local forecast.
Swift Romance: Upland couple's surprise engagement has special guest - Taylor Swift | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 15, 2018
It's not every day you get on Taylor Swift's Instagram account.And, it's not every day you get engaged, either.Yet, that's exactly what happened Friday night when Anthony Yannuzzi proposed to Stephanie Pysher after the two were among 15 selected among 70,000 concert goers to meet the superstar.
Fun for all at 36th annual Turks Head Music Festival | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 15, 2018
WEST CHESTER >> A little rain couldn't stop Turks Head. Early storms delayed the start of the 36th annual Turks Head Music Festival held at Everhart Park Sunday, but by mid-afternoon the sun came out and the crowds turned out to enjoy a day of music, friends and food."There was thunder and lightning...
Chester Water Authority, city continue talks | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 15, 2018
After months of friction, the Chester Water Authority and the City of Chester have entered into negotiations that could potentially move the city out of Act 47 status, some officials said - if the state's coordinator doesn't "hijack the process.""Things are going well," Chester Mayor Thaddeus Kirkla...
Greek organization awards $4,000 in scholarships | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 15, 2018
Last week, $4,000 in scholarships were awarded by the Chester County Chapter 484 of AHEPA to four worthy students at a special awards dinner at the Thorndale Inn in Thorndale. Attending the event were more than 30 AHEPAns, Daughters of Penelope and families and friends. We are proud to have such tal...
Pennsylvania takes the ax to North Coventry logging law | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 15, 2018
NORTH COVENTRY >> Gary Westlake would like you to imagine a township law that tells a farmer when to harvest his corn, or what kind of feed to use to fatten up her hogs.He think's you'll agree with him that such a law would seem like a lot of government interference in a farmer's operation.
Philly Tribune | July 15, 2018
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The estate of the man at the center of the popular "S-Town" podcast is suing the show's creators, saying they exploited details of his private life for financial gain.
Philly Tribune | July 15, 2018
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old Alabama girl with special needs was beheaded after she saw her grandmother killed in a cemetery.
Philly Tribune | July 15, 2018
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park (all times local):
Daily Local | July 15, 2018
COATESVILLE >> You can never be too careful selecting a roommate.Coatesville police responded to the 300 block of Mount Pleasant Street at 1:14 a.m. Thursday for a report of a roommate disturbance, possibly involving a knife.While on scene, police made contact with Dennis Morales-Lopez, who police s...
Daily Local | July 15, 2018
Malvern >> Historic Sugartown's fifth annual Shugart's Sunday will be held on Sept. 16, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bring your whole family to enjoy great food, local brews and spirits, the deep soul-filled rhythms and sounds of the blues, and family fun beneath the amazing backdrop of Historic Sugartown'...
Daily Local | July 15, 2018
DOWNINGTOWN >> Gun Sense Chester County is sponsoring an open meeting on how to evaluate the diverse costs and ramifications of incidents of gun violence.This event, titled: Considering the Costs of Gun Violence, will take place on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:15 p.m. at the Downingtown Friends Meeting a...
FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 13, 2018
This 1975 microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a cluster of smallpox viruses. On Friday, July 13, 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of the first treatment for smallpox _ a deadly disease…
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Philly Tribune | July 13, 2018
The New York Stock Exchange at sunset in lower Manhattan. — AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File
Pence family's failed gas stations cost taxpayers $20M+ | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 13, 2018
In this Dec. 11, 2017, photo, a tank at a Kiel Bros. facility is torn down in Indianapolis. The collapse of Kiel Bros. Oil Co. in 2004 was widely publicized. Less known is that the state of Indiana and, to…
Chesco baker Peri Anderson competes on Netflix baking show | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
East Pikeland >> A Chester County baker that specializes in wedding cakes is making her small screen debut as a contestant on a new Netflix baking competition show. "Sugar Rush" is an eight episode program that began streaming on the network July 13. Peri Anderson, owner of
Man gunned down on Upper Darby street; top cop calls it a 'hit' | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
UPPER DARBY >> A gunman who apparently was lying in wait emerged from a dark alley and opened fire on a Philadelphia man getting into his car early Friday, killing the man in a hail of 14 bullets.Calling the shooting of Eric Lawson a "stone cold hit," Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwo...
Volunteers help spruce up French Creek State Park | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
ELVERSON >> Some new paint and a little love and care can do wonders for outdoor areas shared by a community.That's why French Creek State Park is lucky to have the help of the Pennsylvania Outdoor Corps, a group of teen volunteers who have been working over several weeks to spruce up the park and g...
Boxer KOs Glen Mills Schools with inspiring appearance | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
THORNBURY >> Retired professional boxer Bernard Hopkins knows all too well what it was like to grow up as a teenager with a rocky life.The man who would devote almost 30 years as a record-breaking internationally-ranked boxer was a troubled young man who spent time at the Glen Mills Schools before d...
Trike races among festivities at Swingin' Summer event in West Chester | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
WEST CHESTER >> Local corporate presidents battled it out on bicycles Thursday evening in the Battle of the Presidents Trike Race during West Chester's popular Swingin' Summer Thursday evening.The race was held on Walnut Street between Gay and Chestnut streets. The exhibition race is an introduction...
Morning Briefing: Roads close as 2,500 inmates transfer from Graterford to new prison; Local baker competes on Netflix's 'Sugar Rush' | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region.WEATHERWe'll see sunny to partly cloudy conditions today with a high of 85 degrees. Tonight will be mainly clear with a low of 62 degrees.CLICK HERE to check your local forecast.
High school students examine health care careers up-close at WCU's Health Career Summer Academy | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
WEST GOSHEN >> West Chester University's College of Health Sciences hosted a Health Career Summer Academy for local high school students, highlighting careers in the health care field this week.Over the five days, students had a chance to tour the university campus, then attend a number of different...
PUC rejects Texas firm's plea to reverse flow on oil pipeline | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission denied a contentious proposal to reverse the flow on the Laurel Pipeline.The Laurel Pipeline stretches between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. It has an approximately 90-mile stretch between Pittsburgh and Altoona which Houston, Texas-based Buckey...
New program enables inmates to be productive in society; first graduate preparing 5-course meal for dignitaries | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
West Chester >> Derran Smith of Coatesville has spent most of his adult life in and out of prison. But now, with the help of a local interfaith organization, he is turning his life around.Smith's love of cooking has turned into a sustainable job in a restaurant industry continually in need of traine...
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
West Chester >> The Chesco Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Joseph Gehring, will present fun, family-friendly concerts throughout Chester County. This summer series will present some classical music with a twist, as well as Pops classics, on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m., at Fugett Middle School...
Philly Tribune | July 13, 2018
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials killed a brown bear and her two cubs Friday morning near the site of two recent bear maulings, including a fatal one.
Philly Tribune | July 13, 2018
The advocacy group Human Rights Watch is highlighting the first known case of U.S. agents supplying criminal suspects with ostensibly encrypted smartphones rigged to allow wiretapping
Philly Tribune | July 13, 2018
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder said Friday that the state of Michigan intends to sue the Minnesota-based manufacturer of chemicals linked to contaminated water near military bases and industrial sites, citing "significant costs" that will only rise in…
Daily Local | July 13, 2018
There's gotta be a better way.There's gotta be a better way to fund maintenance and repairs on the Pennsylvania Turnpike than annual toll hikes that double the rate of inflation.The state's Turnpike Commission announced the most recent hike last week: A 6 percent increase at tollbooths that will tak...
The Latest: Subcontractor in vicinity of Wisconsin explosion | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 12, 2018
Smoke rises as firefighters work the scene of an explosion in downtown Sun Prairie, Wis., Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The explosion rocked the downtown area of Sun Prairie, a suburb of Madison, after a contractor struck a natural gas main…
Community groups celebrate birthday of teen killed by police | Philly Tribune
Philly Tribune | July 12, 2018
Robert Barnes, 7, gets his face painted by Becky D'amico, right, during a community celebration to commemorate the birthday of Antwon Rose Jr. on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Hawkins Village in Rankin, Pa. Rose was fatally shot by a…
Sheriff's rock-solid K-9 team in well-traveled spotlight | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
West Chester >> Anyone familiar with K-9 Nero, a stately, bomb-sniffing German shepherd, regarded him as a rock star long before he expanded that definition.In early May, Nero and his partner, Chester County Deputy Sheriff Matthew "Jamie" Mendenhall, were participating in a routine training exercise...
State police trooper lauded for service to Coatesville area community | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
COATESVILLE >> A Pennsylvania State Police trooper with close ties to the Coatesville area community was recognized for her service, at Monday night's City Council meeting.Waleska Gonzalez, who had served as a community service officer in Chester County but recently transferred to the state police P...
Zukin seeks to build new hotel in West Chester | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
WEST CHESTER >> During Wednesday's meeting, Zukin Realty Inc. representatives presented updated plans to Smart Growth Committee members to build a 110-room hotel on Gay Street, at the site of the former Rite-Aid building.Committee member Bill Scott agreed with the Zukin team that the proposed struct...
West Chester leads Pennsylvania in population growth among boroughs | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
WEST CHESTER >> While most small towns in Pennsylvania have been losing population in the past eight years, West Chester is gaining. In fact, West Chester has experienced the largest numeric gains of any borough in the state last year, according to the most recent data by the Census Bureau."West Che...
Man charged with heroin overdose death of Easttown resident | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
Easttown >> Following a year-long investigation by the Easttown Township Police Department, Rodney Saxon of Norristown, was charged with the heroin overdose death of an Easttown resident in July of 2017.Police are charging Saxon with drug delivery resulting in death, involuntary manslaughter and rel...
Immigration a hot topic at League of Women Voters' forum | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
West Chester >> At the recent League of Women Voters of Chester County's (LWVCC) second forum on immigration, the large crowd learned about the explosive growth of for-profit immigration detention centers. The centers have become immigrant prisons, according to information provided in the two docume...
Girl Scouts offer camps with group activities | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
As the middle of summer nears and students start running out of things to do, it's time to explore group activities for them to get involved in. While many summer camps are closed for registration, Girl Scouts summer camp programs are open for registration.Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania offers ...
Radnor woman tells Congress about the personal cost of opioid addiction | Daily Local
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
RADNOR >> Karen Korfmann spoke to the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus and bared her heart. The Radnor resident explained to the lawmakers on June 20 that her ex-husband and "soul mate," Roger Korfmann, died of a fentanyl overdose after struggling with addiction to opioids since the mid-1990s.Roger...
Philly Tribune | July 12, 2018
ATLANTA (AP) — A former congressman who was a Republican trailblazer in Georgia politics before his career was derailed by a perjury conviction has died at age 67.
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
We don't know how effectively Pennsylvania's new anti-littering law can be enforced. But there certainly is some fitting justice in its intent and method.We've never understood the thought process of people who, upon finishing a meal of fast food, simply throw the wrappers out the car window.
Daily Local | July 12, 2018
West Chester >> West Chester Borough was awarded a $688,000 grant from the state Thursday for comprehensive traffic signal upgrades."This funding is great news for West Chester and will help improve systems to keep traffic running smoothly and safely in the borough," said state Rep. Carolyn Comitta,...